Kid Stuff


Tween Author at Motif

Tween Author at Motif

You might not normally think of shopping at Motif, an upscale gift and home store, for a good read for your 12-year-old, but you can do just that on Saturday. Jean Blasair, a playwrite and the author of many tween novels, will be in the store Saturday afternoon to meet fans and sign copies of […]

Firefighters in Action!

Firefighters in Action!

You don’t need a kid in tow to want to take part in Fire Service Day on Saturday, when all eight Pasadena fire stations will be hosting open houses. Most exciting will be the happenings at Fire Station 33 (515 N. Lake Ave.), where firefighters will put out a vehicle fire and demonstrate such cool […]

Summer of Song

Summer of Song

A while ago we profiled Sierra Madre principal and musical theatre maven Gayle Bluemel; now we’re back to sing her praises again, because it’s time to sign up for her Pasadena Musical Theatre summer program. Subtitled “You need more drama,” the intensive and intensely fun six-week program covers acting, voice, dance and stagecraft, culminating in […]

Books: Bobby vs. Girls

Books: Bobby vs. Girls

Bobby and Holly have been best friends since, well, since forever. The only time they’re not best friends is when they’re at school, because it would be weird to have a friend who’s a girl at school. Holly is a great friend because she doesn’t act like a girl. She likes looking for rocks and playing carnival games and rolling down hills in a tire.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin from Parson’s Nose

The Pied Piper of Hamelin from Parson’s Nose

Parson’s Nose — what a great name for a theater company! Fortunately for Pasadena, Parson’s Nose is more than a great name. Its stated mission is to introduce “classic theater to family audiences,” through original one-hour adaptations of dramatic masterpieces. These staged readings (not performances) are designed to be both smart enough for grownups and […]

Putt-putting Around South Pasadena

Putt-putting Around South Pasadena

Quiet, hidden and old-school, the Arroyo Seco Miniature Golf Course has more charm than a four-leaf clover. Tucked into the Arroyo on the edge of South Pasadena, this verdant golf complex includes a public 18-hole course, a par-3 course and the mini golf, which local kids have been frequenting since 1955. And at a mere $2 per […]

Open House for Young Singers

Open House for Young Singers

If your child has some pipes, it’s worth a visit this weekend to the open house for the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, an acclaimed and serious program that’s based here in Pasadena. Held as a precursor to auditions for children ages 8 to 12 in June, the open house will include a brief performance by […]

Hop to It: Easter at Descanso

Hop to It: Easter at Descanso

Descanso Gardens welcomes Easter with its traditional egg hunts and popular (i.e., reserve now!) weekend brunches. Brunch seatings are both Saturday and Sunday, April 3 and 4, at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. The scrumptious buffet brunch by Patina chefs, served in the Rose Pavilion, include seasonal fruit ratatouille, a build-your-own waffle bar, […]

Why Settle for a 3-D Alice?

Why Settle for a 3-D Alice?

Theatre 360, Pasadena’s best children’s theatre, presents Alice in Wonderland beginning March 19. With a skilled troupe of performers who range in age from 6 to 18, Theatre 360 always puts on a great show, with professional directors and producers supporting the young company every step of the way. The cavernous old church auditorium, with […]

Sing a Song in South Pas

Sing a Song in South Pas

Thank heaven for little girls… born to professional musicians! When their parents are inspired to create great children’s music, like Pat McIntyre is by his daughter Cecilia Jude, we all benefit! His inspiration led to the creation of the Saturday Morning Sing-a-long in South Pasadena. This joyful celebration of music and dance was started by Pat […]

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